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duelly k5 blazers

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by nmud2deep, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. nmud2deep

    nmud2deep Registered Member

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    does anyone have a pic? i found a duelly front dana 60 i might wanna get and i might put 4 in the rear 14 bolt
     
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    nmud2deep Registered Member

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    anyone have any pics? i would also like to know if there is anything i have to change to duel the rear wheels
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    You expected replies within 15 minutes?

    Just at a guess, you'll need a 1 ton dually 14FF rear axle and the spring hangers to inboard the springs to 1 ton width. Shocks would need some adaptation as well. That and a set of fiberglass "hips" along with some trimming aught to pretty much do it.

    You could also get the dually rear and run the Hummer double beadlocks without recentering.
     
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    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    you would also beat the living hell out of the axle flange with that set up.
     
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    rooferbret 1/2 ton status

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    Are you saying that one way to run a 1-ton rear on a k5 is to change the hangers?
    The frame on a 1/2-3/4 ton is the same width as a 1-ton?
    If this is the case i should have gotten a 1-ton shakle flip as i was grinding rivits anyway.
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Yeah, it is a bit exposed, but not nearly like it would be on a SRW axle. And several people are apparently running that config successfully...


    And yes, the frames are the same width. The only diff is that the hangers keep the springs further inboard on the DRW trucks. If you are seriously planning on doing this, you should call Stephen, he might well work out a swap (assuming you mean ORD flips).
     
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    rooferbret 1/2 ton status

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    :doah: Yes i have a ord flip, So do you have to move the front one ton hanger closer? We need a tech article on this :D
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Yes, you'll need a 1 ton front hanger. IIRC, the 2WD and 4WD are different "heights", so get the one you need if you do this.


    I don't think there are enough people interested in that for a tech article, but if you write one and post it for Steve, he might post it on the site if he things it's of value to members...
     
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    i would just wanna see some pics...anyone got any?
     
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    can i turn a dually dana60 to a normal dana 60? what would i have to do
     
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    Swap the hubs. You even can buy new hub assemblies from GMPartsDirect.
     
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    nmud2deep Registered Member

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    cost wise for the hubs about how much...i am getting the d60 for $300 with matching 4.10s...how much does a good d60 go for?
     
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    :eek1: LOL, no one is gonna talk to you now!
     
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    'Cause everyone will be jealous of his $300 D60, that's a steal!! A good Dana 60 goes for at least 1-2K or more, depending on how well it's built and with what beef ups.
     
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    i got the d60 from a guy that was builting a duelly jeep and than his wife gave him some pretty papers saying she gets half and i got the front end and a 15 foot hunting camper for $300
     
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    has anyone tried the jeep duelly thing and does anyone have pictures of a k5 duelly?
     
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    change the wheel bearing hubs to single wheel...instead of dually hubs..
     

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